MVS Newsletter March 2020

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Sign up for the MVS Newsletter here. Well, this is the strangest MVS newsletter I’ve ever written. COVID-19 has turned society upside down, all over the world. Stay safe, minimize contact, wash your hands. If you’re working outside your home as an essential worker, thank you. If you’re working in the medical field, thank you […]

Volvo Temporarily Closing Plants in U.S. and Sweden

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By Reuters March 20, 2020, 4:14 a.m. ET FRANKFURT — Swedish carmaker Volvo is suspending production at its factories in Sweden, the United States and Belgium, to curb the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Friday, even as it resumes manufacturing in China where the infection rate has slowed. Volvo’s Swedish factories in Torslanda, Skovde, Olofstrom, […]

Coronavirus Discounts for a New Volvo?

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UPDATE MARCH 20 – Volvo closes US, Sweden plants Although Volvo hasn’t rolled out a new discount program in the face of Covid-19, that doesn’t mean they won’t, and it doesn’t mean now isn’t a good time to buy a new Volvo. Carmakers are rolling out programs to entice sales and support buyers who may […]

Coronavirus Hitting Volvo’s Sales in China

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The global contagion known as Coronavirus is affecting Volvo sales in China, where they were down 8%. The U.S. however was up 18.2% in the same February 2020 timeframe. Will U.S. sales decline in March now that the virus is in North America? Only time will tell. Volvo Cars reported global sales of 39,742 cars […]

Volvo To Hybridize Entire Line

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The new 48-volt system will be called “mild hybrid” Not to be confused with T8 Plug-In Hybrid models It’s not a plug in system It was offered on US 2019 XC60 and XC90 SUVs It will be available on all 2021 Volvos The new system Volvo calls “mild hybrid”. It’s a 48-volt system that doesn’t […]

Volvo Car USA Achieves Thirteen Straight Months of Growth

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Five percent growth year-over-year with 6,157 cars sold in January Thirteenth straight month of year-over-year growth for the brand Best January sales results in twelve years Volvo Car USA started 2020 strong with January sales posting five percent growth. Sales totaled 6,157 cars in January 2020 compared to 5,854 cars sold during the same period […]

Volvo Cars posts 10 Percent Growth in Americas for 2019

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Americas region achieved total growth of 10 percent with 133,828 cars sold across USA, Canada and Latin America US, Canada, Brazil and Mexico show double digit growth over 2018 ROCKLEIGH, NJ (January 6, 2020) Today, the Volvo Car Americas region reports 133,828 retail sales for 2019, an increase of 10 percent. The growth is a result […]

Rocktober 2019 MVS Newsletter

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[I’m going outside the usual MVS Newsletter format to focus on yesterday’s big XC40 news from Volvo.] The most exciting news of October is without a doubt the release of the fully electric XC40, what they call “XC40 Recharge”. Volvo Cars Launches Fully Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge From their press kit: Today Volvo Cars introduces […]

Volvo Has Best September in 13 Years

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Volvo’s resurgence that started in 2015 continues its strong performance, turning in a smashing good September. September reporting shows a 4.7% US sales increase vs. September 2018. The 2015 turning point saw Volvo reach farther into its transformation into a luxury brand, compared to the 1980s and 1990s, when it was a middle-class car. The […]

IPD Has Pegs Back in Stock

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After being sold out for some time, IPD has Pegasus replica wheels back in stock. They come in 17 and 18 inch sizes in silver, machined and matte black colors. Related: Eighteen inch Pegasus on a P80 Pegasus Wheels at IPD 115264 – IPD Pegasus Replica Wheel – 18 Inch Hyper Silver $199.95 EACH 115262 […]